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Whereas numerous studies have documented the multiple forms of physical, sexual, and psychological violence experienced by women, a thorough characterization of the abuses experienced by asylum-seeking women in the United States has not yet been undertaken. Contributing to SDGs 5 and 16, the authors' analysis of the affidavits for 85 cisgender, female asylum seekers who applied for forensic medical evaluations through a student-run asylum clinic, reveals a life-long pattern of multiple types of VAW inflicted by multiple perpetrators.
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Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 135, May 2020, Pages 280-288

Contributing to SDGs 10 and 11, this article explores how bus stop improvements are associated with changes in bus ridership and demand for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service.
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In these highly uncertain times of social isolation, job uncertainty and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employees are relying on their company leaders for support more than ever. Addressing SDGs 3 and 8, this XpertHR blog post discusses ways managers can demonstrate empathy toward and promote the mental well-being of employees during stressful times.
With massive uncertainty affecting employees across the US, this podcast from XpertHR focuses on tangible ways to reduce stress with Forbes.com workplace contributor Dr. Tracy Brower. She also addresses how managers can help, including understanding mental illness under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Topics covered in this podcast address SDGs 3 and 8.
The health sector has an important role to play in terms of offering culturally appropriate and relevant care, tackling racism in the health care sector, improving engagement with Indigenous partners, and advocating for decolonizing policies that give control of health and wellness to the Indigenous people of Canada.
This article addresses SDGs 3, 4 and 5 and by analying longitudinal data from 1995 to 2012-13 on women working in academic medicine in the USA, highlighting that women reporting severe sexual harassment in the workplace were more, rather than less, likely to pursue career advancement and attain full professorship. During career advancement, increased exposure to men who abuse their position of authority, and greater resilience and awareness of these abuses following early-career experiences of sexual harassment, are speculated to be potential reasons for this observed association.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 10 and 11, this study examines the impact of a comprehensive travel training program on the travel skills of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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While employers are used to dealing with flu season every year, the new coronavirus threat has caused many employers to rethink how they deal with illnesses and whether they have appropriate plans in place for emerging health threats. Addressing SDGs 3 (good health and well-being) and 8 (decent work and economic growth), this article includes tips that employers can follow to protect their employees and workplaces.
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Now that the New Year’s confetti has been cleared away, it’s time for employers to consider making resolutions to improve their workplaces. Here are 10 resolutions employers should consider making for 2020, which in turn will help advance SDG 3 (good health and well being), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
In this 60-minute webinar, Beth Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor and former practicing employment attorney, provides insight into the top strategic and compliance HR challenges for 2020.Top strategic issues include recruiting and hiring, workforce planning, and employee benefits. Zoller also discusses compliance challenges such as employee leaves, drug testing and data security in this fast-paced webinar. Topics covered support SDG 3 (good health and well being), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).

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